Costa Rica: Pops Ice Cream Enters the U.S.

American Ice Cream Co., owner of Pops, opened its first outlet in Palm Beach, Florida.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sergio Abreu, president of the company, said the opening of the premises required an investment of $ 300,000. The company plans to open two additional locations in Florida this year.

"Abreu said there are discussions with American businessmen in the country to open another outlet in Washington DC," reported

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